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depreciate
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
lower the value of something — especially over time
  • The sense that Sir James was depreciating Will, and behaving rudely to him, roused her resolution and dignity: there was no touch of confusion in her manner.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (11% in)
  • The doubt hinted by Mr. Vincy whether it were only the general election or the end of the world that was coming on, now that George the Fourth was dead, Parliament dissolved, Wellington and Peel generally depreciated and the new King apologetic, was a feeble type of the uncertainties in provincial opinion at that time.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (33% in)
  • She did not feel that her husband's conduct was depreciated; but this notion of what justice had required in his relations with Will Ladislaw took strong hold on her mind.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (42% in)

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